Strictly Come Dancing 2018 – Week 13 (Final) Discussion/Poll

There might be no spoiler tonight as not even the BBC are stupid enough to pre record the results of the Final of Strictly Come Dancing but just because it is the final doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot to do here at the home of The Strictly Spoiler.

There’s still the Christmas Special Spoiler available if you like to take a peek at your Christmas presents early. Santa won’t mind!

Polls will be opening right here at multiple points throughout the course of the final so check back to cast your votes for your winner after each round of dances. Plus you can get involved with the discussions over on Facebook or Twitter or in the comments section below for your final chances to win a £20 Amazon UK Voucher in the competition.

Who Do You Want To Win Strictly Come Dancing 2018 (After Couple's Favourite) - Select ONE option only

  • Stacey and Kevin (47%, 1,571 Votes)
  • Joe and Dianne (34%, 1,135 Votes)
  • Faye and Giovanni (13%, 445 Votes)
  • Ashley and Pasha (6%, 202 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,353

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Who Do You Want To Win Strictly Come Dancing 2018 (After Showdance) - Select ONE option only

  • Stacey and Kevin (46%, 1,159 Votes)
  • Joe and Dianne (33%, 822 Votes)
  • Faye and Giovanni (13%, 323 Votes)
  • Ashley and Pasha (8%, 191 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,495

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Who Do You Want To Win Strictly Come Dancing 2018 (After Judges Choice) - Select ONE option only

  • Stacey and Kevin (53%, 763 Votes)
  • Joe and Dianne (31%, 453 Votes)
  • Faye and Giovanni (9%, 123 Votes)
  • Ashley and Pasha (7%, 102 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,441

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Finalists – Ashley and Pasha

It’s Final day and here we are with the  delayed final part in my series where I take a look at the 2018 finalists journeys so far in Strictly. Continuing in the (no particular) order of qualification that means it is the turn of Ashley and Pasha

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Best Dance

Ashley and Pasha have had all four judges reaching for their 10 paddles twice this series. The first time was in Blackpool during week 9 when Craig dusted the cobwebs off his 10 paddle and awarded full marks along with the rest of the judges (10,10,10,10)

They hit the dizzy heights of a maximum score once again in last week’s semi final for their American Smooth (10,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

As you would expect we have to travel all the way back to week 1 for their worst scoring routine when their Viennese Waltz scored 29 points with the judges (7,8,7,7)

Average Score

Not including the carnage that was the Lindy Hop athon Ashley and Pasha have scored a total of 471 points across 13 routines making for an average of 36.2, the highest of the four finalists

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Ashley and Pasha are the only finalists to have faced a dance off and they’ve faced 3 of them.

The first came in week 10 following their Samba (8,9,9,10). Dancing off against Graeme and Oti, Ashley and Pasha easily survived being saved unanimously by the judges.

They landed up again in the Dance Off during the following week’s Quarter Final after their Quickstep (9,10,9,10). This time Charles and Karen were pushed to one side as Ashley and Pasha were again unanimously saved.

Their final dance off came during last weekend’s Semi Final after their Paso Doble (9,9,9,9) and their American Smooth (10,10,10,10). Performing their perfect scoring American Smooth meant that Lauren and AJ had no chance to survive and once again Ashley and Pasha were saved unanimously.

Odds Of Winning

Ashley and Pasha are rank outsiders to lift the glitterball tonight with Paddy Power offering 33/1 which for those who aren’t familiar with bookies means if you put £1 on them to win you will lose £1

Can They Win?

No

Ok I need to flesh this out a bit. Frankly although they are the strongest couple on paper they simply are not getting the public vote as evidenced by them being in the last 3 dance offs and landing there from top or near the top of the leaderboard.

A lot of the issues with her public vote stem from people considering she has previous dance experience, because just as I covered with Faye yesterday being in the Pussycat Dolls is identical to dancing ballroom and latin dances with a partner(!). Plus she was a judge on Dancing On Ice and though she was there to judge the performance aspect only and not the technical aspect that makes her too experienced for Strictly in the eyes of some.

Personally I don’t buy into this as Strictly always has people of varying ability on the show and part of the fun of it (for me anyway) is seeing the people with poorer dance skills stumble along, at least in the first few weeks, whilst seeing people who can dance actually get out there and dance. Of all the routines this series too it is Ashley and Pasha’s contemporary couples choice that sticks in my mind as a standout dance of the series at least for me anyway. I know it attracted mixed comments from you guys.

It’s kind of funny too because in other series people have complained that comedy contestants who can’t dance have overstayed their welcome at the expense of better dancers and this series people have been gunning for the best dancer in the series.

None of this matters though because they don’t have the public vote and unless there is a turnaround in public feeling that translates into votes and unless Joe’s legion of fans go into hibernation there is no chance that Ashley and Pasha will be crowned champions. There’s more chance of the BBC admitting me into a recording of Strictly than there is of Ashley and Pasha lifting the glitterball tonight

What do you think of Ashley and Pasha, are you supporting them and do you think they will lift the glitterball tonight? You can let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter as normal

That’s it for this series and whilst there’s no spoiler tonight there will be a lot to do here at the home of The Strictly Spoiler. Polls will be running throughout the course of the final so you can get involved with them and join the discussion as usual right here or over on the social networks. 

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Finalists – Faye and Giovanni

Here we are with the slightly delayed penultimate part in my series where I take a look at the 2018 finalists journeys so far in Strictly. Continuing in the (no particular) order of qualification that means it is the turn of Faye and Giovanni

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Best Dance

Faye and Giovanni are one of two couples this series to achieve a perfect score managing it in two weekends ago in the Quarter Final where their Charleston impressed all the judges to get their 10 paddles out (10,10,10,10)

Worst Dance

Faye and Giovanni’s worst routines came first of all in week one where their Cha Cha scored 29 points with the judges (7,8,7,7)

They also hit 29 points again in week 4 with their Rumba (7,7,7,8)

Average Score

Faye and Giovanni have amassed a total of 464 points across 13 routines on their way to the final making for an average of 35.7. The second highest of all the finalists. We are obviously discounting the car crash that was the Lindy Hop athon in those stats

Number Of Times In The Dance Off

Like two other finalists covered earlier in this series, Faye and Giovanni have never faced a dance off on route to the final

Odds Of Winning

Faye and Giovanni are currently 8-1 with bookmakers Paddy Power to lift the Glitterball tomorrow.

Can They Win?

Faye and Giovanni are a tricky one to place. Like 2 other finalists they have never been in the Dance Off and so we have no clue how much public vote they are getting other than the fact that they are getting more votes than Ashley and Pasha who I’ll be previewing later today.

As far as my polls have gone they’ve polled well but not as well as some of the other finalists. Their problem may stem from her previous career in Steps and Musical Theatre though they aren’t picking up as much flack for that as another couple I’ll be talking about tonight. They get some flack for previous dance experience because of course dancing in music videos to 5678 and Tragedy is identical to dancing on Strictly.

12% of visitors to this website wanted them to win after the semi final which places them 3rd out of the finalists.

Truthfully it would probably take a really good final, a slight change in the public mood and the judges scoring being consistent for all 4 finalists in order for Faye and Giovanni to pick up the win. Plus Joe’s fans will all have to be asleep because as I’ve covered before I strongly believe they may be the deciding factor tomorrow night

What do you think of Faye and Giovanni, are you supporting them and do you think they will lift the glitterball tomorrow? You can let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter as normal

The final part of this series should land later on today where I will be looking at Ashley and Pasha. Shortly after which I will be ducking for cover!

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